Thursday, June 16, 2016

What Are We Writing by Margaret Daley

What Are We Writing
By Margaret Daley



Author: Pamela Tracy
Title: An Unlikely Hero (could change)
Hero and Heroine: Shelley Brubaker and Oscar Guzman.
Line: Harlequin Heartwarming
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:

The look she gave him proved he’d just destroyed all the goodwill he’d built during the ride to the doctor’s.  It also let him know that her ex-husband scared her more than the thought of a murderer in the neighborhood. 

Due Date: July 8
Word or page count goal today: 4000 words 
Something cool learned from research: That entire villages in Afghanistan have been wiped out (bombed), but usually the inhabitants were long gone because insurgents ran them out and took over the village thus requiring action from our military.

Author: Lorraine Beatty
Title: Tori and Reid’s story
Hero and Heroine: Victoria Montgomery and Reid Blackthorn.
Line: Love Inspired
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:

The house looked like a riverboat dropped into the middle of a lush green yard.
            
Reid Blackthorn knitted his brows and puzzled over what he was seeing. The old all white Victorian was ringed on two levels with wrap around porches dripping with gingerbread and ornate posts and spindles and the tower resembled a steamboat wheelhouse. It wasn’t what he had expected to find when he came looking for the woman who had taken his niece.

Due Date: new contract proposal – no deadline
Word or page count goal today: To complete rough draft of chapter 2.
Something cool learned from research: Opening a Bed and Breakfast isn’t a simple process. There are state, local and federal guidelines to meet. If the home in on the historical register the guidelines can be daunting.

Author: Linda Goodnight
Title: Untitled Buchanon book 4, Sawyer
Hero and Heroine: Sawyer Buchanon and Jade Warren
Line: Love Inspired
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:

Sawyer saw the smiles on his sisters's faces. They knew him too well and would probably give him a hard time about his persistence. He didn’t care. Miss Magnum P.I. might be a tough cookie, but after watching her with Bailey and Ashton, he suspected she had a very soft heart. One that he wanted to know.

Due Date: Sept. 1
Word or page count goal today: 8 pages
Something cool learned from research:
Contrary to TV, private investigators cannot legally put a GPS tracking device on a vehicle without the owner's consent.

Author: Dana Mentink
Title: Surfside Guardian
Hero and Heroine: Marco Quidel and Candace Gallagher
Line: Typical Marco. The former Navy Seal and longtime family friend sorted everything and everyone into precisely two camps: friendlies and enemies.
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:   

It was so quiet he could hear the ticking of the clock high on the chipped stucco wall. "So Candace Gallagher is now the only chance you have to bring down Jay Rico."
 
"Yeah."
 
Marco took the stairs slowly, suddenly feeling much older than his 34 years as the pain attacked him at every joint.

Due Date: August 1
Word or page count goal today: 3,000
Something cool learned from research: Non lethal grenades shoot rubber pellets which are designed to deter instead of kill.

Author: Janet Lee Barton
Title: The Cowboy & The Lady (working)
Hero and Heroine: Jake Tucker and Julia Olsen
Line: A continuation of my LIH Boardinghouse Betrothals that will be named Heaton House
One paragraph from the page you are currently on: 

She looked so small on top of that horse, he wished he could have just put her in front of him for the first lesson. Had he been at home, that’s exactly what he would have done, but these weren’t his stock and the park had its rules. And well, so did society. Everything was just a little more relaxed out west than here.

Due Date: July 30th
Word or page count goal today: 1500 words
Something cool learned from research: Jake and Julia will be visiting the Statue of Liberty in this story and I learned that it was shipped in 350 pieces and packed in 214 crates. And that suffragettes protested the unveiling because they lamented that this huge female figure representing liberty would be standing in the New York harbor, while American women were trying to get the liberty to vote.

Author: Patricia Johns
Title: The Triplets' Cowboy Daddy
Hero and Heroine: Nora and Easton
Line: Western Romance
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:

She turned and left the room, and he watched her go. The scent of her perfume still hung in the air as subtle as a memory. The soft sound of her footfalls on the staircase dissipated into creaking floorboards overhead. He had some evening chores to check up on, and he was grateful for the excuse to get out, plunge into the fresh air and get away from all of this for a little while. Work—it was cheaper than therapy.

Due Date: October 2016
Word or page count goal today: 1500 words
Something cool learned from research:  I'm still looking into how moms deal with three newborns at once--and they have my respect!

Author: Barbara Phinney
Title: The Heiress and the Lawman
Hero and Heroine: Rachel Smith and Zane Robinson
Line: Love Inspired Historical
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:
Zane stepped gingerly into the huge maw that was the opening as Rachel bit her lip and held her breath. She wanted this day to end, but she also wanted Zane to promise her that he wouldn’t leave right away. It was a terribly selfish thought but the more she tried to push it away, the stronger it seems to latch on to her.

Due Date: Sept 15/16
Word or page count goal today: I aim for 3,00 each day and am up to 49,084. I reached my daily goal already.
Something cool learned from research: I learned that Victorian children had toys that were designed to teach them things. No just for fun toys allowed!

Author: Jean C. Gordon
Title: Reclaiming His Family
Hero and Heroine: Rhys Maddox and Renee Delacroix
Line: Love Inspired Romance
One paragraph from the page you are currently on:

Six days. Rhys put the sandwiches he’d made in the small soft pack cooler. Six days since he’d lost control of his better judgment and kissed Renee. He tossed in three apples. Six days since he’d seen or heard from her. Rhys couldn’t count Sunday service at Hazardtown Community Church, since she’d ducked out as soon as the choir had started the recessional hymn. He knew because he’d been watching her.

Due Date: July 28
Word or page count goal today: 1,000
Something cool learned from research: In New York State, legal advocates for children in custody cases are called law guardians.


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